Every year I make the trek to Palo Alto to the Hot Chips Conference. It is a fairly small and “homey” conference with a couple of hundred attendees, the kind you can get your arms around. It has talks on the latest general and special purpose processors and computing, and takes place at the Memorial Union on the Stanford University campus – a really great location for two days of in-depth technical stuff. Talks go on ‘till 9pm or so and a nice dinner is provided, along with lunch and coffee breaks.
This year it is August 24th and 25th, a Monday/Tuesday. If you register by Friday August 7th it costs only $395 ($295 if you are a ACM/IEEE Member). So, get right over to www.hotchips.org/hc21 and I’ll see you there.